polyunsaturated

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adjective poly·un·sat·u·rat·ed \ˌpä-lē-ˌən-ˈsa-chə-ˌrā-təd\

Definition of polyunsaturated

of an oil or fatty acid

  1. :  having many double or triple bonds in a molecule — compare monounsaturated

1932

First Known Use of polyunsaturated

1932


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polyunsaturated

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adjective poly·un·sat·u·rat·ed \ˌpäl-ē-ˌən-ˈsach-ə-ˌrāt-əd\

Medical Definition of polyunsaturated

  1. of an oil, fat, or fatty acid :  having in each molecule many chemical bonds in which two or three pairs of electrons are shared by two atoms—compare monounsaturated



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